29 Sep '13, 1pm

@ibselec Lattice MachXO3 Aimed at MIPI, PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet Bridging Capability #ibselec

While Lattice Semiconductor's main play in FPGAs has been the ice40 architecture it gained from the acquisition of SiliconBlue Technologies, the company's own MachXO family has been an important player in the low-end programmable market, where devices often still are referred to as PLDs. The MachXO3, introduced at the end of September, deserves more scrutiny than a tossed-off reference to "just another low-power PLD." There's been increasing discussion of the importance of I/O optimization and efficiency , and this forms the heart of MachXO3 features. MachXO always has been about bridging different environments, and the new generation is intended to run the gamut from mobile devices to datacenter switching platforms. Thus, MachXO3 focuses on the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI), PCI Express, and Gigabit Ethernet. Hard IP blocks are used for the latter two standar...

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